|dc.description.abstract||This thesis is concerned with the preliminary
studies in the synthesis of a monoterpenoid alkaloid,
Ethyl 2-methylcyclohexanone-6-carboxylate (XI)
was hydroxymethylated with formaldehyde to give Ethyl
Tosylation and cleavage of this product gave 2-methyl-6-
carbethoxy-B-heptenoic (XIV) acid along with the diethyl
ester (XIVa)» Ozonolysis of the diethyl ester yielded diethyl
2-keto-6-methyl pimelate (XV). A Wittig reaction v/ith
diethyl cyanomethyl phosphonate (XVI) gave l-cyano-6~methyll-
cyano-2, 6-dicarbethoxy-l-heptene (XVII).
Other related studies involved: 1) Preparation of
ethyl 2-methyl-6-vinylcyclohexanone-6-carboxylate (XXII),
2) A new method for preparation of 2-imidazolidones (XXIV).
3) Preparation of l-phenyl~2-aldehydo-6-methyl~l, 6-heptadiene
(XXXIII) and l-n-butylthio-2-aldehydo-6-methyl-l,